Metals Monday 14 June 2021
9 June 2021

Drone helps tackle blaze at EMR’s Darlaston site

Twenty firefighters attended a fire involving 70 tonnes of waste white goods last night (8 June) at the European Metal Recycling (EMR) site in Darlaston, near Walsall. West Midlands Fire Service told it ...


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1 June 2021

BIR talks up ‘strong finish’ to global markets in 2020


The Bureau of International Recyclers (BIR) says many of its members finished 2020 strongly, “making up the ground” that had been lost during lockdowns across the world. In its annual report for 2020, released on 31 May, the ...

18 May 2021

Hindley confirmed as Podback’s first executive director


Coffee pod recycling service Podback confirmed yesterday (17 May) it had appointed Rick Hindley as its first executive director. As first reported by earlier this month (see

18 May 2021

DMP Metals to open non-ferrous plant in Corby


DMP Metals is to open a non-ferrous metals recycling facility in Corby, Northamptonshire, having obtained £5 million in government funding. DMP Metals’s facility will target non-ferrous metals that have been removed from the ...

17 May 2021

Nechells wall collapse directors appear in court


Ensco 10101 Limited has pleaded not guilty to charges of health and safety breaches following the deaths of five men at a recycling site in Birmingham in 2016. Ousmane Kaba Diaby, Saibo Sumbundu Sillah, Bangally Tunkara Dukuray, ...

10 May 2021

Fire crews spend two days at Sims fire


Firefighters spent two days at a large fire which broke out at a waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling plant owned by Sims Metal in Dunkirk, Nottinghamshire, last week.  Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue ...

6 May 2021

Hindley ‘to move from Alupro to PodBack’


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that its executive director, Rick Hindley, has stepped down for another recycling post.  It is understood Mr Hindley will be joining the coffee pod recycling ...

6 May 2021

Agency in crackdown over ‘illegal metals recyclers’


With cases of catalytic converter thefts rising across the UK, the latest stage in crackdown on illegal activity in the metals recycling sector has seen a focus on sites in Kent and South London. And, national action (see below) has resulted ...

29 April 2021

Waste sector features in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise


Four companies have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their work in the waste management sector. Now in their 55th year, the annual awards recognise “outstanding achievement” by UK businesses in the categories ...

26 April 2021

Viridor strikes Dunbar IBA processing deal


Viridor has announced a five-year contract with incinerator bottom ash (IBA) specialist Rock Solid Processing for the treatment of 65,000 tonnes per annum of material from the Dunbar energy recovery facility. The waste company ...